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Small Altar

1887/1902

History San José

History San José

This small altar was originally located on a side wall of the Ng Shing Gung temple. It is not known what was inside it or who sponsored its construction. Displayed in this plexiglass are items originally from the altar table of Ng Shing Gung. Note the pair of incense burners made from coffee cans, which are also depicted in the photograph above the altar. On display at the Chinese American Historical Museum at the Ng Shing Gung, History Park.

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  • Title: Small Altar
  • Date: 1887/1902
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)
  • Physical Dimensions: Multiple
  • Provenance: Chinese Cultural and Historical Project Collection

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